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n. pl. pa·laz·zi (-sē) or pa·laz·zos
A large, splendid residence or public building, such as a palace or museum.

[Italian, from Latin Palātium, imperial residence; see palace.]


n, pl -razzos or -razzi (-ˈrætsiː)
(Architecture) an Italian palace


(pəˈlɑt soʊ)

n., pl. -laz•zi (-ˈlɑt si)
an impressive public building or private residence, esp. in Italy; palace.
[1665–75; < Italian: literally, palace]
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Putting on a mask of black silk, and drawing a roquelaire closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo.
Will not they be awaiting us at the palazzo, the Lady Fortunato and the rest?
When, then, the Count of Monte Cristo, hearing of the dilemma in which you are placed, has sent to offer you seats in his carriage and two places at his windows in the Palazzo Rospoli.
And were it not for the windows at the Palazzo Rospoli, by way of recompense for the loss of our beautiful scheme, I don't know but what I should have held on by my original plan.
Oh, I agree with you; the windows in the Palazzo Rospoli alone decided me.
We arrived at a tumble-down old rookery called the Palazzo Simonetti--a massive hewn-stone affair occupied by a family of ragged Italians.
I fear that on one occasion, to avoid bad smells as much as possible, I actually inquired at the Palazzo del Quirinale whether they could not provide a quiet room for a philosopher.
Catching the sound of footsteps coming from the other side of the entry towards the staircase, the head waiter turned round, and seeing the Russian count, who had taken their best rooms, he took his hands out of his pockets deferentially, and with a bow informed him that a courier had been, and that the business about the palazzo had been arranged.
But what he liked particularly was the way in which at once, as though on purpose that there might be no misunderstanding with an outsider, she called Vronsky simply Alexey, and said they were moving into a house they had just taken, what was here called a palazzo.
It's in the guide-book," said Golenishtchev, referring to the palazzo Vronsky had taken.
Developed over a surface of 3,600 square metres and in a special position with respect to the other palazzos on the Grand Canal, Palazzo Garzoni Moro has a majestic, luminous late-Gothic facade and 216 windows, which creates a unique osmosis between the building and the lagoon city.
Palazzos are slim to the hip and wide-legged from the top of the thigh, dropping lazily to the ankle.